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in june. it was supposed to have been the start of better times for 46-year-old urooj khan for his wife and daughter. he won a $1 million jackpot in chicago and hoped to pay off his had bills, invest in his drycleaning business and donate money to st. jude's research hospital. >> he was speechless and just like running around and not knowing what to do, jaking hands. >> reporter: in july, just as his one-time payment of $424,000 was mailed out, khan died suddenly. that evening, he had gone home, ate dinner, and went to bed. according to a police document obtained by the chicago tribune. it reports his family heard him screaming, took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. at that time, his death was determined to be from natural causes a few days later the medical examiner says a relative of khan called to suggest there may be more to the story. more tests were done and sign need was found in his blood. >> once we found that it was qualatatively present, clearly that raises flags because it shouldn't be raised at all. once that was in the mix, i wasn't that surprised that event
what was going on. >> urooj khan's sister says she does not who who called her that night, but came from her brother's phone. and the family is relieved the judge has given permission to exhume his body so the medical examiner can complete an autopsy how he ingested the cyanide that killed him. >> we're glad we'll know what happened. >> he was a million dollar lottery winner back in june and accepted a ceremonial check with his wife and daughter from a previous marriage standing by his side. but on july 20th, the day his $425,000 lump sum check mailed died in his home from later determined to be cyanide poisoning. 17-year-old jasmine has moved out of the family house and her aunt has been appointed guardian. and the family says that his wife, ansari, prepared him the last meal, a curry beef dish, but no one else ate the food. hours later, khan died, but experts say cyanide usually kills people quickly raising questions about the food as the source. the autopsy on khan's body is expected to be completed the end of next week and that will allow the medical examiner to determine if kha
. the medical examiner ruled urooj khan died of natural causes. but his family was suspicious. new toxicology tests just found khan died of cyanide poisoning. and his body will likely be exhumed as police hunt for the killer. >>> casey anthony is not expected to appear in a florida courtroom later today during an appeal hearing. anthony was convicted on four counts of lying to investigators about the disappearance of her daughter in 2008. her attorneys argued that the statements were made before she was advised of her rights. >>> and some medical news, now. and another clue in the battle against alzheimer's. new research finds that beta blockers, those are prescription drugs used to treat high blood pressure, may help protect the brain against alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. a similar study found beta blockers also slowed down the rate of cognitive decline in aging brains. >>> and with heartfelt apologies to my notre dame alum partner here, it is time, mercifully for sports news. >> here's espn news with the highlights from last night's bcs championship. >> cassidy hubbarth here with
will -- will not. >> and argentine navy ship detained in ghana has finally returned home. imran khan at this report. >> she arrived to a full blown celebration, finally, after being detained for two months in ghana. the triumphant return was watched by the argentine president. her ship was detained after a claim was filed by a wealthy investor allegedly -- alleging argentina reneged on a deal involving bonds. the u.n. stepped in and ordered the detention illegal. fernandez welcomed the ship was in no mood to reach a deal with the investment fund which she said took advantage of the argentinian financial crisis. >> these old church funds that tried to -- vulture funds, this is the 28 embargo the tried to carry out. they are the product of this global economic crisis that can be defined as an anarchist capitalism, where there is
, officials believed khan died of natural causes. but after a second look, the medical examiner found evidence of cyanide. investigators will exhume khan's body for further tests. >>> a suspect in the attack on the u.s. consulate in again benghazi is released due to lack of evidence. he was the only suspect in custody over the september 11th attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. officials say the release is temporary and the man is still under investigation and is not allowed to leave the country. >>> up next, politically incorrect? that's one of the questions out there. espn announcer brent musbuerger on the game an in the stands last night because of comments of alabama's quarterback's girlfriend and her beauty. some are saying he crossed the line. it is our "news nation" gut check. we'll play you what he said. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low
. authorities announced yesterday they plan to exhume khan's body. khan died the day after his winnings were mailed in july. his wife says she can't believe her husband had enemies. >>> after taking $100 billion in taxpayer money, aig is thinking about joining a lawsuit against the government. filing the claim, claiming the government short-changed stockholders when they took almost an 80% stake in the company. the suit is asking for $25 billion in damages. aig's board of directors will meet to talk about that lawsuit today. >>> an update on that developing story out of new york city. the coast guard is now on the scene of that ferry crash at the south side seaport. at least 57 people have been hurt. one person is in surgery with critical head injuries. the boat hit a loading barge before 9:00 a.m. this morning. the coast guard said it will do drug and alcohol testing on the captain although that is standard procedure. the ferry had about 443 people on board. >>> it's oscar nomination season. we already have nominations for the worst movie of 2012 known as the razzies. here the nominees "tha
khan the 46-year-old owner of a local dry cleaning business hit the jackpot last june opting to take out a lump sum, which, after taxes amounted to about $425,000. he received the bill check on july 19th, and then died the next day. but the check was cashed on august 15th. when a winner dies lottery officials say it's usual that the money goes to his estate. stephen cina is the cook county medical examiner. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. no flags. >> reporter: cina said the cause of death was listed as hardening of the arteries. indicating a heart attack or stroke. but then a relative of the dead man placed a call to authorities. >> they suggested that we look a little deeper into this case. >> reporter: and when they looked a little deeper at their toxicology analysis they found lethal levels of the poison cyanide in khan's blood. >> even routine tax col odjick testing and even some more advanced toxicologic testing is not going to detect cyanide. you have to be looking specifically for cyanide. >> reporter: that
dose of cyanide. now investigators have a mystery on their hands. 46-year-old urooj khan won the $1 million lottery off a scratch ticket he bought from a chicago 711 last june. >> he was so generous, like $100, throw it on the counter for me. >> khan was planning to use the money to help his dry cleaning business, but one day after a check for nearly $425,000 was mailed to him last july, he died. at first, the cook county medical examiner's office ruled it a death by natural causes. >> family member contacted the doctor who had done the autopsy and suggested that we might want to look a little further into the case. >> reporter: officials now say khan's death is a murder mystery, with no suspects named so far. after comprehensive toxicology tests showed a lethal dose of cyanide was found in his system. >> a chemical poison. basically biochemical level it asphyxiates you. a little does go a long way. >> reporter: the night of his death, he had dinner with his wife and teenage daughter and went to bed. he was later heard screaming and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead
june, khan won $1 million with a scratch-off lottery ticket. the check for his winnings was formally issued on july 19th. khan died the next night at a chicago hospital before he could cash that check. >> you know, originally they ruled that just a death by natural cause. and then when a family member said hey, look a little bit more, they found the cyanide in his body. >>> chuck hagel firing back at critics who question his support for israel. in his first interview since the president nominated him to be defense secretary, the former nebraska senator told a lincoln newspaper his record is being distorted and an accurate assessment will reveal unequivocal total support for israel. >>> and in the next hour of "early start," we'll be joined by peter beinart, correspondent for "newsweek" and the daily beast about the implications of hagel's nomination. >> a fascinating talk. >>> james holmes is expected in court today again in colorado. a police officer testified that holmes was, quote, very, very relaxed. the preliminary hearing will determine if holmes will stand trial in this case.
on july 19th. khan died the next night before he could cash the check. >> wow. >>> robert griffin iii headed to florida to see a specialist after tests on his right new reveal potential ligament tears. mike shanahan facing all sorts of heat to allow him to continue to play. rg3 says many may question, criticize, and think they have all of the right answers, but sfru been few have been in the line of fire in battle. you either step aside and give in or continue the fight. they can't tell how badly the ligaments are damaged. he this injury in college. they may have to go in and see how bad it is. >> if they tore an acl, they have to go in and see how bad it is. >> they don't know if it's a new tear or part of the old tear. >> if you don't play, they say you are a us with, and if you do play, they say you're irresponsible. no way you can win. >> i love his tweet. it's his coach whose responsibility is to protect the player and make the tough decision, and the medical team. >> i'm on a tear this morning. >> how much of the national championship game did you watch last night? >> those gian
month urooj khan was dead. now authorities believe his death was no accident, once classified as natural causes, cardiac, something or another. now it appears he was poisoned, a lethal dose of cyanide in his blood. did his winning lead to murder. they did not do an autopsy, 46 years old. why? >> i think it should have been done. a young person, 46, with no past history of any kind of illness, generally an autopsy would be done. they did draw blood and gave the body back to the family. the body is buried now and is going to be he can -- is going to be exhumed. the toxicologist didn'tor cyani. when somebody told them there would be an issue, they went back to the specimen of blood already drawn and found a lethal death of cyanide and changed the death certificate to cyanide poisoning. homicide. >>gretchen: somebody was on to this. we don't know why. but they called. the wife says she was the last to serve him dinner, that he had no enemies and her stepdaughter, child from another marriage, was also at dinner. tell me how somebody can get their hands on cyanide. >> cyanide can be obtained o
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